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Free BBQ Areas - Tuggeranong, Woden & Weston

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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published August 6th 2015
Get out into the great outdoors this weekend
Tuggeranong, Woden and Weston have free BBQ's for us all to use in parklands, reserves and other areas across the district. It is a great way to get the kids (and ourselves!) out of the house to kick a ball, play some cricket or ride bikes before filling up with a sausage sizzle on a free BBQ.

This list was compiled with the help of the ACT Territory and Municipal Services website. They have a list of BBQ's in operation and update their website with a Weekly BBQ Report. It is a handy report to check that your BBQ is operating before you go - especially if you are organising a big BBQ celebration.


Bonython has 2 BBQ's - one at Derrington Close Pedestrian Parkland and the other at Stranger Pond Neighbourhood Park, on Burgoyne Street.
Fadden has 5 BBQ's at Fadden Pines District Park, with a playground nearby suitable for all ages. This park is a popular one, with wide open spaces suitable for a game of cricket and for the kids to run within sight.

Fadden Pines BBQ area, Tuggeranong, Canberra
Fadden Pines BBQ area

Gordon has 2 BBQ's located at Point Hut District Park, also with a playground nearby. The last time I visited this area parts of the playground were waiting to be fixed, however the park itself is a good location for a BBQ and some outdoor sports with your family and friends by the water.

In Greenway, there are 3 BBQ's at Lake Tuggeranong District Park (on the opposite side to the Town Centre). Our family enjoy this area as the bike path is reasonably flat for young riders, there are ducks to feed and wildlife along the way. It is a peaceful location for a BBQ with two modern parks nearby.

Lake Tuggeranong District Park, BBQ area, Canberra
One of the BBQ's at Lake Tuggeranong District Park (near the playground)

Lake Tuggeranong District Park, Canberra
Another of the BBQ's at Lake Tuggeranong District Park (near the Sea Scouts)

Tuggeranong Town Park has a couple of BBQ's - at the time of writing this whole area is under construction so when it is finished it will be an ideal place to visit with the playground, the lake and indoor swimming centre nearby.

In Kambah there is a BBQ at Boddington Crescent Neighbourhood Park.

Kambah District Park is favourite of Tuggeranong families with 3 BBQ's. With ample space to kick a ball, bike paths to ride scooters and Kambah Adventure Playground - there is a lot to do before or after your BBQ.

Kambah Adventure Playground BBQ area, Canberra, Tuggeranong
Kambah Adventure Playground BBQ area - popular for birthday parties and celebrations.

Kambah Adventure Playground, Canberra, BBQ areas
Kids (and adults!) love the long slide at Kambah Adventure Playground & BBQ area.

According to the TAMS BBQ Weekly Report Kambah District Woolshed nearby has 2 BBQ's.

Although not on the TAMS report, Greenway has several BBQ's at Pine Island Reserve - which is popular place with locals in summer for swimming, playground area and BBQ's.

Pine Island BBQ areas, Tuggeranong, Canberra
Pine Island BBQ area

Further south (and also not on the list) Tharwa has a BBQ area at Tharwa Bridge Reserve.

Tharwa Bridge Reserve, Tharwa
Tharwa Bridge Reserve.


Woden and Weston only have a handful of free BBQ's at this stage, however they are popular with locals over the warmer months.

Chifley has a BBQ at Shann Place Neighbourhood Park.
Phillip has 2 BBQ's at Eddison District Park at the Skate Park.
Rivett's BBQ is at Bangalay Crescent Neighbourhood Park.
Lastly, Weston has a BBQ at Dillon Close Pedestrian Parkland.

For more details about what other facilities are at your local park, see here.

With the weather warming up, it is a great time to get outdoors and kick the ball, ride a bike and cook a BBQ in one of Canberra's beautiful parks and reserves.

Point Hut CRossing, Tuggeranong
Although there are no BBQ's, Point Hut Crossing in Tuggeranong is also a shady picnic spot in Summer.
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